Nanjing jieyang Machinery Co.,Ltd

A drinking straw machine and a method for wrapping an elongated object

A drinking straw machine and a method for wrapping an elongated object, such as a drinking straw, with a plastic film are disclosed. The machine has a drive for continuously advancing a thin narrow film strip from a supply roll to a wrapper loading and forming station. The wrapper loading and forming station has a trough former for folding the advancing film strip into a film trough. An inserting device positions spaced-apart elongated objects, such as the drinking straws machine, into the film trough of the advancing film strip for engagement by the film trough. The objects are supplied by a dispenser and disposed in a pre-oriented manner to be grasped by the inserting device.
TECHNICAL FIELD
The present straw making machine relates to a machine and a method for wrapping an elongated object, such as a drinking straw, with a plastic film, and to the wrapped object resulting therefrom. More specifically, the invention relates to a straw making machine and method and a straw wrapped in a plastic film wrapper which seals the straw therein. The machine can also be retrofitted quite easily to convert to a paper straw wrapper.